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Unemployment ResourcesLosing Your ob-ten-things-that-help-29761.htmlArticle from Nolo Press outlining what to do when losing a job.Down and Out: What to do when you’re t/a/downsized.htmHelpful tips for surviving layoffs.How to Apply for Unemployment Insurance Benefits (Video)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v QSuy5qXcLV87 minute video from EDD explaining how to apply for unemployment benefits.California Employment Development Department (EDD)http://www.edd.ca.gov/default.htmFile for unemployment or disability insurance, post your resume and access thousandsof job postings through CALJOBS.One Stop Career Centershttp://www.servicelocator.org/A list of centers providing free career counseling, resume assistance and other servicesfor the unemployed.Community Resources for the Unemployed:West Los Angeles American Job CenterOperated by Jewish Vocational Services (JVS)13160 Mindanao Way, Suite 240Marina del Rey, CA 90292(310) 309-6000
Career Counseling & General AdviceRiley Guidewww.rileyguide.comThe most comprehensive job and career site on the internet. Hundreds of links to jobsites, job fairs, resume databases, international jobs and career counseling.Job Hunters Biblewww.jobhuntersbible.comThe online companion to the classic job searching guide "What Color is YourParachute?" Features sections for job search strategies, job postings, resume tips, andresearching companies, industries and salaries.WetFeethttp://www.wetfeet.comGreat resource for recent college grads. Links to city and industry profiles, resumeadvice, job listings, and internship opportunities. Requires free cripts/homl defaulta.aspSearch the base salaries of thousands of jobs by job title and location.Salary Paycheck Calculatorwww.surepayroll.com/calculator/calc paycheck netpay.aspA fast and easy way to calculate your take home income.Library Resources:Books on general career advice and planning including, “What Color is YourParachute” can be found at 650.1 and 650.14
Researching Careers & CompaniesOccupational Outlook Handbookhttp://www.bls.gov/ooh/Online version of the popular government resource (available at the reference desk).Detailed career profiles cover working conditions, outlook, required training and more.California Occupational ault.aspxSimilar to the Occupational Outlook Handbook but specifically geared to the Californialabor market.Riley Guide - Research & Target Employerswww.rileyguide.com/research.htmlResearch prospective employers to prepare for applications and interviews.Career Blisshttp://www.careerbliss.comResearch companies, careers and more. Requires free registration.Library Resources:Books on specific careers can be found at 371.42
Resumes, Cover Letters & InterviewsResume Geniushttps://resumegenius.com/resume-samplesTons of free resume samplesThe Riley Guide - Cover Letters & Other Correspondencewww.rileyguide.com/cover.htmlCover Letters.comwww.cover-letters.comExtensive cover letter library includes examples of letters dealing with job searching, joboffers, etc.When Job Hunting – Dress for Successwww.quintcareers.com/dress for success.htmlHints to dress for success for men and women.Life Hacker – Top 10 Tips for Acing Your Next Job -for-acing-your-next-job-interviewExcellent guide to interview preparation.Job Hunt - Successful t-successful-job-interviewing.pdfLibrary Resources:Books on resumes, cover letters and interviewing can be found at 650.14JobNowhttp://smpl.org/Online Databases.aspxAn online service for help writing resumes and conducting job interviews with liveassistance (via chat) and related resources.
Job Listings (general)Indeed.comwww.indeed.comHighly recommended. Access millions of job listings with one search.Simply Hiredwww.simplyhired.comSearches listings on many sites. Excellent “Advanced Search” st.org/jjj/Great for part-time, temporary, arts, entertainment and service industry jobs.Government Jobswww.governmentjobs.comSearches State, County and City government job listings.USAJobshttps://www.usajobs.gov/Site lists current vacancies in the federal government. Also provides general federalemployment information. Job Listings (specialized)Dicewww.dice.com/Job listings for high-tech & computer careers.Education Job Opportunities Information Network (ED-JOIN)www.edjoin.orgEducation jobs.Creative Hotlistwww.creativehotlist.com/Job links for graphic designers, photographers, illustrators and more.
Job Listings for b tips and more helpful advice for workers over age 50.Workforce50.comwww.workforce50.com/All jobs are placed by employers interested in hiring workers over 50.Senior Job Bankwww.seniorjobbank.com/Employers are committed to hiring baby boomers and older workers.Library ResourcesSMPL Web Resourceshttp://smpl.org/Jobs and Careers mainpage.aspxExtensive links to online resources for jobs & careers8/17/16
sites, job fairs, resume databases, international jobs and career counseling. Job Hunters Bible www.jobhuntersbible.com The online companion to the classic job searching guide "What Color is Your Parachute?" Features sections for job search strategies, job postings, resume tips, an